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    How to Help Your Child Cope with the Loss of a Pet

    How to Help Your Child Cope with the Loss of a Pet

    Dr. Happy

    There’s no doubt that every pet we own, becomes part of the family. Many children form lifelong bonds with their pets but unfortunately, our pets don’t live forever. Psychologist and Mental Health Expert Dr. Happy, from The Happiness Institute shares his personal experience on how to help your child understand loss while, also highlighting the opportunity for parents to teach their children several life lessons.

    Coping With a Loss

    Coping With a Loss

    Dr. Happy
    When you suffer a loss whether it’s the (hopefully) occasional loss of a loved one; or the (typically) more frequent loss of an opportunity experienced as a minor disappointment, the emotions can be overwhelming and something with which we will all be faced and something we all need to learn how to manage. According to our mental health expert, Dr. Tim Sharp, The good news is that we can cope with loss. As humans, we are remarkably strong most of the time. Knowing loss and disappointment will come at some stage, knowing what to expect and having some idea about what you can do to actively ameliorate the distressing emotions, are all important components of living a healthy and resilient life." In this article Tim provides his advice on how to help us understand our emotions, take care ourselves, seek support, and look to a positive future.
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